Savoey Tha Maharaj
Savoey… This name had been appearing on my timeline recently and the many posts featured very nice Thai dishes. Having been to Bangkok so many times, I really did not know about this Thai Restaurant until recently (they have been around since 1972). After eating here, I realised what I had been missing all out these years.
There’s a new community located on the bank of the Chao Phraya river, called Tha Maharaj and Savoey is one of the first few restaurants to open here. I decided to meet my friend for a catch up here. What a nice opportunity for me to come to Tha Maharaj.
Deep-fried Snapper in Green Curry served with Thai rice noodle [470฿] – When you eat deep fried fish, it is good to make sure that the fish is fresh because if it’s not the fish will be extremely dry after frying. This fried snapper was fresh and you can tell when you bite into it. In addition what I like about fried fish is it’s skin. So crispy. This version comes with Green Curry and it’s Savoey’s signature item. The rice noodles are soft and light and eating it with the green curry is just so good!
Fried Chicken with Lemon Cream Sauce and Crispy Fried Kale [160฿] – Who doesn’t love fried chicken? I really could not stop eating this. The fried chicken drizzled with the lemon cream sauce is an interesting twist giving a citrus taste to it. I like eating it together with the lemon bits and fried kale. I can guarantee the dish will bring a burst of flavours and textures. By the way, “Kale” is actually “Kai Lan”. Never eat before fried crispy Kai Lan right? I like this because it’s only the leaves without the hard stem.
Stir-fried Curry Crab [695฿] – Like I always say, when you are in Thailand, you have to try Curry Crab! It’s not spicy but it’s so delicious and the curry goes well with white rice that you would just lick every bit of curry from the plate. This version here comes with really big crabs unlike other restaurants. Big crab meat with curry is just shiok!
Steamed Squid in Spicy Lime Sauce [250฿] – Spicy Lime Sauce actually goes well with anything and when served hot, it’s really addictive despite the spiciness. Soft and chewy squid with a good sauce will never go wrong.
Pandanus Kale Juice – I was recommended to try this drink because it’s Savoey’s signature drink. But ask me to drink Kai Lan?!? I’m not a vegetable kind of guy. But glad that I took up the courage to try. It’s actually very delicious, sweet and light with the fragrance of pandan. I will definitely order this again when I return. It’s healthy AND delicious!
Butterfly Pea with Lemongrass – What a pretty, delicious and healthy drink!
As the sun sets, you get a very close and good view of Chao Phraya River and you will just see many Dinner Cruises passing by. If you have a good camera, it will be a nice sight to capture.
Savoey serves really good Thai Food and I see how they are able to expand with so many branches now. However, don’t expect very low prices like what you find at Chinatown because at Savoey, you basically get to eat good Thai Food in a nice, clean and comfortable environment. Definitely a good place to catch up with your friend over seafood in comfort and at this branch, with a magnificent River View!
They also have 7 other locations in Bangkok, check out their other locations here.